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Welcome back to the Library!
3rd May 2021
Some good news for HSD lovers of literature: the school library is once again open and ready for pupils and staff to make the most of its resources!
During lockdown, our library staff, Ms Lloyd-Wiggins and Mrs Hutton, worked tirelessly to continue providing a COVID-safe library service to the High School community, setting up drop-boxes in some Junior Years classrooms, continuing library lessons and shared stories with all Junior Years pupils, and establishing a click-and-collect service for Senior Years.
But they are delighted that they can now welcome pupils back in person to borrow books and use the study spaces once more!
Precautions have been taken to protect library-goers and ensure a safe reopening. Masks are required, a maximum occupancy level has been set, and there is a focus on ventilation. People are asked to sanitise desks if studying, and re-sanitise hands if browsing the books, and there’s a week-long quarantine period for books before they are returned to their shelves. L1-3 will also continue to use their mini-Library boxes to borrow books.
Since re-opening its doors the library has already been visited by F1 and F2 English classes and L4-7 classes, a steady stream of F5 and F6 pupils during exam leave, with pupils also dropping in at lunchtime to make the most of the facilities.
Librarian Siân Lloyd-Wiggins said, “We’re excited to be able to offer books and a study space again for pupils and staff, especially as this is ahead of most public libraries in Scotland.”